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Spread of the slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata (L. 1758) in Europe. Current state and consequences
Blanchard, M. (1997). Spread of the slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata (L. 1758) in Europe. Current state and consequences. Sci. Mar. (Barc.) 61(Suppl. 2): 109-118
In: Scientia Marina (Barcelona). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Institut de Ciènces del Mar: Barcelona. ISSN 0214-8358; e-ISSN 1886-8134, more
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Keywords
    Control > Pest control
    Cultures > Shellfish culture > Mollusc culture > Oyster culture
    Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Shellfish > Marine organisms > Marine molluscs
    Taxa > Species > Introduced species
    Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
    ANE, Europe [Marine Regions]; MED, Europe [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Blanchard, M.

Abstract
    The present distribution of the slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata in Europe is described in detail for each country, and an overview provided thanks to new information. Main observations of introduction and spread, obtained from the literature, are discussed. For most of them, we observe that both aspects are due to oyster harvesting and farming. In the most heavily infested areas (France, England, the Netherlands), activities of dredging, harvesting and oyster farming have been disrupted. In France, these activities are so much hampered that treatment methods are now developed.

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